Reports That Chelsea Will Bid £12M For Ben Arfa


There are several reports out today that London club Chelsea are going to make a £12M  bid for Newcastle’s 25 year-old French International winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

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Ben Arfa – the mercurial Frenchman in action

Reports in The Sun newspaper are saying that Chelsea are willing to pay out £12M to secure the winger, who is an exciting player to watch – but we’re not sure that £12M is enough to persuade owner Mike Ashley to sell one of Newcastle’s crown jewels, who is out injured at the moment.

There’s no way in which Newcastle will let Ben Arfa leave – unless a daft bid like the £35M Liverpool bid for Andy Carroll comes in for the Frenchman – but £12M is nowhere near daft enough.

Ben Arfa is probably the most popular player on Tyneside, and has scored some fabulous goals in the black and white colors of Newcastle, and the fans will not take kindly to it at all – if Ben Arfa is sold.

Ben Arfa has said he loves it at Newcastle with all the passion fro football in the area, but Newcastle also need to be pushing for a European Champions league place if they are to keep their best players at the club – and most didn’t sign up to fight a relegation battle.

And that’s why it’s important that Newcastle start putting some wins together and climb that league table.

There’s just no way Newcastle will let Ben Arfa go for just £12M – maybe £25M?

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89 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    If teams are bidding 12mill I think we can feel fairly secure he Will not b leaving
    Don’t make me laugh 12mill he’s worth 35mill at least

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  • gfp13

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    12mil? Ha. If he goes for that little its a disgrace like

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    12 million + Marko marin + De bruyne (or lukakau). May be

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    I swear when the southern press are bored looking to fill pages they just randomly pick one of our best players n link them to either arsenal man utd or Chelsea

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    12mil? HAHAHAHAHA!
    Some journos shouldn’t even be knowing how to write…

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    How much did they pay for Oscar or hazard he’s better than both of them in his day

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  • Beattie25

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Kouyate is a great shout. Not only young, powerful and great in the air but agile, quick and Senegalese.

    If Ba is leaving he would be great to add to the team.

    Also everyone has this fantasy that Ba and Cisse will get on because they’re Senegalese. That’s wrong as Ba is French with Senegalse heritage. It’s a lot different.

    I’m not saying signing an actual senagalese would work effectively but I personally think it’d help.

    Kouyate, Boilesen, Remy and Guiseppe Rossi.

    Yes Rossi is injured like Gosling was but he’d be great back up and cheap.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we can say ba n Simpson will in jan n that will b it the rest will b loan deals for abeid n players like that

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    You could hardly blame him for wanting to move.

    I am still recovering from yesterday’s ”thrillfest” where at home against a bottom team we played 4 DM’s and 2 number 9’s and finally only brought on a bit of pace and flair in Obi and Marv in the last knockings which paid instant dividends.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHJAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HA HA

    HA

    HA

    Hehehe

    How much did they pay for hazard? 35 mil?
    Ben arfa is like hazard, just proven in the premie league.

    45million or more + a player of our choice and you have a deal.

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  • nobby sol

    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    ben arfa for de bruyne, lukaku, and van aanholt lovely

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    And that price is just to p1ss chelski off.

    Really though, he has to be worth more than 35.

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  • nico

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    12 million haha
    35 Million ‘YES’
    That’s the good thing about Ashley, he’s a businessman.
    That would be like selling this years new footy shirt for £5

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    Rotonda perch tiote n Anita were not the problem yesterday, the problem jonas shud not b playing n it shud b cisse or ba not both with Marv n obertan either side, n you hav to go with cisse he’s our no9 he’s got the long term deal ba is here for 3 more games at the most

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #15

    davyb

    competely agree

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  • hotdog

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16

    morning all – WOW that was some rant by supermac, cant say ive seen what he has seen but maybe he needs to kick start his pundit career eh!

    I posted yesterday that the big clubs will be looking at Hatem, he is our best player by a country mile. If you were Hatem what would you do. We finish 5th and he would have been thinking i can win something with this great club (i honestly think he loves the club). Then he see’s the lack of quality signings made in the summer and see’s the struggle of this year. He could go if the correct offer comes in and i for one would be devasted but the clowns who did not bring in reinforcements in the summer have caused all of this IMO

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    12 mil.is a insult….. fkn chelsea u need to bid 40mil…. nothng less than that or stfu

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  • hotdog

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #18

    This is brilliant from ruddock, mickey take of southern comfort add hahaha
    http://www.socceram.com/media/video/0,21631,13894,00.html

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  • Ben3arfa

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Ben Arfa is worth 20mil +

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  • The_Toon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Yes 12 million plus Hazard!

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  • stretchintoon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #21

    hate chelski nearly as much as them bin dippers,sod off trying to nick our players…try 100mill cause torres aint arfa’s good as our benny!

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Round of applause for stretchintoon

    Very well done sir!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #23

    davybtoon
    correct he will miss the man-ure game. sunday Sun got it wrong again

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  • spitfire_

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #24

    I read to “The Sun” and stop…

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  • hotdog

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #25

    haha yes strecth very good for first thing in the morning 🙂

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #26

    We’ll take Lukaku of them as part of the deal he impressed me when West Brom came to the Toon
    If we are looking for a winger another player who has also impressed each time I have seen him is Stam of Wigan

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  • hotdog

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #27

    Charlie – I think Stam is more of an attacking Right Back but agree both players that would improve us defo.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #28

    He won’t be going anywhere

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  • cisse_the_legend

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    Reports that the world would end… Move on..

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #30

    What happens if chelsea bid 12 million & ben arfa hands in a transfer request and goes on strike? lol

    I would say you would get 18-20 million for him like.

    But if he does what he done at Marseille we’re ferked.

    But if he wants to leave

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #31

    You’d have to let him go.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Belfast
    Yup be nothing you could do
    Funny that this story has popped up a couple of days after niafron had said there was loads of buzz going round in france that venny had instructed his advisors to find him a new club

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  • hotdog

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Marty – on what basis. That we are a team in the champions league and are not a selling club. That kid should be playing at the highest level no doubt.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #34

    Yeah right! NOT GONNA HAPPEN in a million years!

    Ben Arfa won’t be sold for anything less than £20M (unless he has some hidden clause we’re unaware of).

    HBA has a good contract here and loves it here because he is the star man that we adore to watch. He’d be lost at Chelski.

    Also Chelsea really do not need him as they have influx of CAM/RW/LW: Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Moses, Marin & Piazon (+ De Bruyne out on loan).

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #35

    Supa
    Benny said last season he’s consiser a move if a big team came in for him

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  • Graeme

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #36

    tads – so that rules out cheslski then lol

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #37

    If you honestly think Ben Arfa will stick around,when he has the chance to probably triple his wages & play champions league football…

    Give you’re head a shake. 😉

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  • breno95

    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    I know Ed has a blog to service but putting up threads of this kind serve no purpose except to stir things up in the same way the press do.
    Have scoured the press and I can’t find any such report. Chelsea are targeting Falcaou at a cost of 50million plus they have the likes of Hazard, mata (who is being offered an improved deal), Ramires and Oscar. At this present time there is nothing in this alleged story.
    As for Ba don’t see him going anywhere. Reasons are the fact that no one in the top 4 want him and nor will they pay the large amounts of money to his agents. As for Liverpool they are on verge of signing Sturridge for 12million.
    As for links coming into NUFC pick from any of these:-
    Debuchy
    Douglas
    Sissoko
    Remy and
    Pierre abumayang (St Ettienne striker)

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #39

    They already have a Ben Arfa esk player in Hazard so why wpuld they want Benny ?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #40

    If he was going to go anywhere I’d probably say Arsenal as Wenger is a big admirer of his, then again Arsenal aren’t the force they used to be so we should not be to worried IMO.

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